Akumal House Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Relax in the shade of the front porch overlooking the lush jungle, or explore the diverse amusements of the Riviera Maya. Casa Caralinde offers the best of both worlds! Situated on the quiet end of a quaint, colorful neighborhood, this casa is right near the beach path and two neighborhood cenotes. This cozy retreat has been recently renovated with colorful Mexican touches and lovingly handcrafted furniture. It offers a fully equipped kitchen, a warm, inviting living and dining area, two comfortable bedrooms, and a tiled bathroom. If the tropical breezes aren’t blowing, A/C and ceiling fans keep the casa cool. Savor the tropical setting! Kick back on the covered front patio, swing in the hammock, or pack up the beach chairs and cooler and head to the beach. This private home is located in Chan Chemuyil - just five minutes from Akumal, ten minutes from Tulum, and within walking distance to Xcacel beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Note: Walking to Xcacel beach requires crossing a highway(see photos) with a wide median in the center.
Local Experience, With All The Comforts Of Home: Casa Caralinde is a clean, comfortable, “home away from home” in a magical setting. During your stay, you’re sure to meet friendly homeowners and vacationers in the quaint, colorful community of Chan Chemuyil who share your enthusiasm for 'off the beaten path' travel and adventure. Come, see for yourself why Casa Caralinde is a great vacation value and a little slice of paradise.
Looking For Adventure?: Within a short drive of Casa Caralinde you’ll find extraordinary snorkeling and diving, magnificent ancient ruins, thrilling eco/theme/water parks, world class golf, lively night clubs, and so much more!
Looking For A Little Local Flavor?: The enchanting Mayan pueblo of Chemuyil is just down the road from Chan Chemuyil (“little Chemuyil” in Mayan). A stroll through the pueblo is a feast for the eyes. Sample the local cuisine at authentic, inexpensive eateries. Stop at the fruit stand for some exotic fruit, or delight in a sweet treat from the bakery. Evenings are filled with an air of fiesta and the sound of children’s laughter.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Why Carol Van Dyken chose Akumal
While researching a family trip in early 2008, we came upon these homes for sale in Chemuyil Mexico. We had no intention of purchasing a home in Mexico, but enticed by the beauty of the area, we decided it would be a nice place to spend winters when we retire. We sent a deposit, and drove out to take a look at the neighborhood during our March 2008 trip to Akumal ... we were hooked. The subdivision had been built about six years prior as housing for workers, and had basically sat empty. The homes were pretty sad looking, but we knew they had potential. From our first glimpse of the casa, which was a photo sent via e-mail, we were in love. Chan Chemuyil is a neighborhood in transition. It started out as rows of cookie-cutter cement boxes, but is blossoming into a vibrant community. As owners have added patios, gardens, walls, and a myriad of paint colors each home now parades its uniqueness.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Casa Caralinde was the perfect spot for our family of four. Because it is not in a heavily touristed district, you can feel like you can spread out a bit with your family, enjoy some peace, and not have the noisiness or craziness of other locales. While the house itself is really great, comfortable, and had everything we needed to cook some very nice meals, the real charm is what Casa Caralinda is close to. The nearby town of Chemuyil is a very cool town that is rare in the area in that it is not at all overrun with foreigners. It can be a bit tricky to navigate without speaking Spanish, but even with a smidgen of Spanish it would be easy to accomplish whatever you needed to. The nearby town of akumal has very nice snorkeling, and the waters are calm enough that my 5 year-old son and I could snorkel together and check out the sea turtles. We highly recommend this place.